Día de Muertos – Rocky Point Weekend Rundown!

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November is here! Yeah, we can’t believe it either.

dia de muertos- panteon 2November 1st and 2nd in Mexico honor the traditional Day of the Dead, the 1st being dedicated to young children who have gone before us and November 2nd is Día de los Muertos when families and friends flock to cemeteries to remember all of their loved ones. Here in Puerto Peñasco, on Nov. 2nd local cemeteries reflect nearly a festive atmosphere with vendors selling food, flowers, and treats outside the walls while others clean off and decorate graves throughout the day, culminating with candles and often music at night.  Numerous homes and local businesses also display elaborate altars honoring loved ones. It is a beautiful time of the year!

This weekend

Nov. 1st – The newly revamped Lounge above the Lighthouse will be having a Halloween party, featuring the spectacular musical talents of Chico, Pino, Richard, Ricardo, y más.

Nov. 2nd – Día de los Muertos

Trash Mob! Join them this Saturday Nov.2 @ 9-10:30 am  Grab some gloves and find the Trash Mobsters on Blvd. Fremont at Club Playa

Mermaid’s Market – Enjoy the work of local artists displayed across Shrimp Plaza from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

otp-muertos-volleyballOuttatown Productions Volleyball will be taking over the beach in front of Playa Bonita in the morning for their Día de los Muertos tournament.  That evening, EVERYONE is invited to present their best Day of the Dead look at a Day of the Dead celebration party from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

6 p.m.  Casa de la Cultura presents its 2nd Altar Contest and candlelight procession to the docks.  Evening is to also include a number of cultural presentations.

Our friends over at Latitude 31 share with us they plan to start up salsa nights – the dance, not what you put on your chips folks!  This will start up this Saturday, Nov. 2nd around 10 p.m.  Ask Cindy or Mike for more details!

Nov. 3rd

bike5 p.m.  Pelicanos cycle club invites everyone to a 10 km route commemorating the Dia de los Muertos.  Departing at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3rd, from Plaza de la Madre (next to baseball stadium). The idea is for folks to come out dressed as Catrinas, skeletons, etc.

Pelicanos club de ciclismo hará una RUTA CONMEMORATIVA AL DIA DE MUERTOS el domingo, 3 de noviembre, serán 10 km, saliendo de la Plaza de la Madre a las 5 pm. La idea es ir disfrazados de calaberas y catrinas etc.!!

8 p.m.  Laberinto concert at Chamizal

Nov. 4th

1 p.m. Fall Fashion show @ Baja Hotel & Cantina with the wondrous upcycling creations of Naomi Black, Casa Turquesa, plus the winner of the October Altered Ropa Challenge!

Nov. 9th  Funkalicious Volleyball is bringing bikinis to the weekend bike fest with their annual Fall volleyball extravaganza in front of Las Palomas

Nov. 9th  CEDO’s Fall Festival with an auction, dancing, dinner, and more.  Tickets $25 US   5 p.m. – Midnight!

13th Annual Rocky Point Rally  November 7 – 10th, 2013!!

Plus – in November!

Nov. 16th & 17th  Buen Fin!  This holiday weekend in Mexico is known among shoppers as “buen fin” given great deals at shops across the country (think about this as like the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S.)  The local Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) is teaming up with the City’s office of Economic Development for a Buen Fin fair that weekend to help promote local businesses!  Be sure to come out!

Nov. 16th  Mermaid’s Arts Market @ Shrimp Plaza

Nov. 20th Mexican Day of the Revolution (Monday, Nov. 18th is a bank holiday)

Nov. 22nd  Southern Arizona Desert Racing – SADR presents the Cholla 250 (22nd and 23rd) Info at:  SADR

Nov. 23rd   Fundraiser Fest & Salsa “cook-off” in Shrimp Plaza – fundraising for El Buen Samaritano Church located in the neighborhood of San Rafael.

Nov. 29th…. surprise music talent coming back to town (Hint – check out the November issue of JoinUs!)

Nov 30th  –  Patti Springer Art in the Park in Las Conchas!!  11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Nov. 30th  DIF’s traditional Black & White Ball

December

7th & 21st – Mermaid’s Arts Market at Shrimp Park

January

Mermaid’s Market 1st and 3rd Saturdays

Chili Cook-off (MLK weekend near Playa de Oro RV)

RCPM’s January Jam Jan. 24th & 25th

February

Mermaid’s Market 1st and 3rd Saturdays*

Taste of Peñasco – Feb. 15th

Looking for upcoming events in Rocky Point?  Check out our Event Calendar!   If you have information you’d like to add, please let us know at info@rockypoint360.com   or cell:  638 380 8849, or from the US: 480-282-4226   For weekend rundown announcements, please get them to us one week in advance (preferably)…though the earlier the better!  Don’t forget to subscribe to RockyPoint360.com to get all our articles and announcements and/or Like us on Facebook at Rocky Point 360.

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